Should Canonical release a MATE version of Ubuntu?

Canonical’s Unity interface in Ubuntu has fiercely polarized Linux users ever since it was released. Now some are calling for a MATE version of Ubuntu, which would provide a more traditional desktop interface that resembles what Ubuntu looked like before Unity.

I’m probably in the minority on this issue but I think it would be a rather bad idea on Canonical’s part. The company has put a lot of money, time and development resources into improving Unity in Ubuntu, what exactly would they get by releasing a MATE version?